While Tanushree Dutta-Nana Patekar controversy engulfed Bollywood, more women have gather courage to speak up of their #MeToo experiences across the media industry. In a yet another shocking development, Actor-Filmmaker Rajat Kapoor was accused of sexual harassment.
A Twitter user shared a post recently where two women had accused the actor of misconduct. One of them is a journalist who shared details of a telephonic interview with Rajat Kapoor in 2007 in which Mr Kapoor allegedly asked her if she was “As sexy as she sounds” and “tell me your vital stats.”
Another woman narrated the incident where the actor-turned-filmmaker wouldn’t stop calling her for a film’s shoot and asked her if she knew an empty house. The woman claims that he wanted to shoot for a film with her in an empty house.
As soon as the post went viral on social media, Rajat posted an apology on Twitter saying, “On Twitter, Rajat Kapoor posted this: “All my life I have tried to be a decent man, to do the right thing. If however, I have slipped and through my actions or words caused pain or hurt or trauma to absolutely anybody, please accept my apology. I am sorry from the bottom of my heart – and sad that I was the cause of this hurt to another human being. If there is one thing more important to me than even my work, it is to be a good human being. And I have tried to be that person. And now, I will try harder.”